Check Outlets & Power Cords

Electrical appliances are the 4th leading cause of fires in the home and many can be prevented by a simple check of the health of your cords and outlets.

With this action, all you have to do is walk around your home and inspect your cords, outlets and surge protectors. Make sure the cords are not frayed, especially paying attention to where they have to bend. Confirm there are not burn marks around any outlets and spend a minute or so with each outlet and surge protector listening for any zips or zaps. Replace any that do.

What You'll Need
Tripp Lite 7 Outlet Surge Protector Right Angle Plug
$19.00 This surge protector defends computers and electronics from damaging surges and disruptive line noise. If it is ever damaged by a surge, Tripp Lite will replace it, and connected equipment is covered too.